Thursday, April 14, 2005

Goodbye Uncle Sam, Hello Team Europe

"A new poll reveals that citizens in twenty out of twenty-three countries would like to see Europe become more influential than the United States in world affairs.

"The majority of citizens in only six countries view the U.S. role in the world as mainly positive -- a dismal popularity rating comparable only to that of Russia.

"Here's how bad it is: even China rated higher than the United States in popular assessments of its global conduct. The United States also took the top prize as the country most widely viewed as having a negative influence on the world (in 15 countries), with Russia coming a close second (14 countries). And this in a poll that did not include countries in the Middle East.

"Okay, they hate us. So what's new?
WagNews Comment: "us"? Don't buy that people around the world can't tell the difference between Eminem and Rumsfeld. They don't hate "us" -just US policies.


Anonymous Mick said...

And the beneficiaries of those US policies you claim people are able to isolate their anger toward are ..............

5:11 pm  
Anonymous nikto said...

"And the beneficiaries are":

The wealthy/corporate elite of the U.S.
And no one else.

Easy answer, Mick.

9:18 pm  
Anonymous Mick said...

Nikto, you cant be serious. You think you're in the clear because you're not at the very top of the heap? Go to and think. Mick

5:51 pm  

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